Business adventures : twelve classic tales from the world of Wall Street / John Brooks.  (Text) (Text)

Brooks, John, 1920-1993
Call no.: HG181 .B766 2019Publication: London : John Murray Learning, 2019Description: 459 pNotes: Reprint. Originally published: 2014.; Includes index.ISBN: 9781473611528; 1473611520Subject(s): Finance -- United StatesIndustries -- United StatesStock exchanges -- United StatesLOC classification: HG181 | .B766 2019
Contents:The fluctuation: the little crash in '62 -- The fate of the Edsel: a cautionary tale -- The federal income tax: its history and peculiarities -- A reasonable amount of time: insiders at Texas Gulf Sulphur -- Xerox Xerox Xerox Xerox -- Making the customers whole: the death of a president -- The impacted philosophers: non-communication at GE -- The last great corner: a company called Piggly Wiggly -- A second sort of life: David E. Lilienthal, businessman -- Stockholder season: annual meetings and corporate power -- One free bite: a man, his knowledge and his job -- In defense of sterling: the bankers, the pound, and the dollar.
Summary: Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history really does repeat itself. This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2014.

Includes index.

The fluctuation: the little crash in '62 -- The fate of the Edsel: a cautionary tale -- The federal income tax: its history and peculiarities -- A reasonable amount of time: insiders at Texas Gulf Sulphur -- Xerox Xerox Xerox Xerox -- Making the customers whole: the death of a president -- The impacted philosophers: non-communication at GE -- The last great corner: a company called Piggly Wiggly -- A second sort of life: David E. Lilienthal, businessman -- Stockholder season: annual meetings and corporate power -- One free bite: a man, his knowledge and his job -- In defense of sterling: the bankers, the pound, and the dollar.

Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history really does repeat itself. This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America.

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